Good Bye Chesapeake 17

Posted by Paul C. on Feb 17, 2008

The Ches. 17 that I constructed from a kit in 2000 suited me well on some larger Northern Indiana lakes for years, but now I need to look at a smaller kayak for the backwaters that are luring me in. I am considering the Shearwater Hybrid 16. Does anyone have experience to share on how well it maneuvers in tight places? I am also looking to sell the Ches. 17 (still in excellent shape) to fund the SH-16 purchase, so if you know of anyone in the midwest that would like to check it out, I have a nice lake one block from my house (not asking much more for it than what I put into it).